Author Topic: Formatting to XFS worked! Can it be undone?  (Read 4105 times)

Tantor

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Formatting to XFS worked! Can it be undone?
« on: June 17, 2009, 02:13:28 pm »
   I have two LinkStation LS-WSGL740 1.0 TB units. I first decided to perform NAS on-board backup to attached 150 mb USB drive. I formatted the USB drive from NTFS to XFS with success. Now, LinkStation to LinkStation backup is preferred. How can I reformat the USB drive from XFS to NTFS? Windows XP does not support formatting drives of this size or type.

joe42

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Re: Formatting to XFS worked! Can it be undone?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 03:20:49 pm »

The drive should show up in window's disk management utility as 'unknown partition' (You can get there by going to start>right-click on 'my computer'>manage>disk management)

Right click on the area directly to the right of the Disk (the usb drive should show up as disk 1 or disk 2), and you'll see the option to format.

Format it to NTFS, and you're good to go.


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Re: Formatting to XFS worked! Can it be undone?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 09:25:18 am »
   joe42, you da man! I had to remove the existing partition found there since formatting was not an at-first option. After that and creating a new partition, it all went swimmingly. Thanks again and major kudos.